By Ashlyn Rhodes
Beam Security Systems, Inc. is bringing up the KlaasKids Foundation to hold a Print-A-Thon. KlaasKids founder Marc Klaas says the free event helps promote child safety and take precautions to help find missing children.
Klaas says people are getting better at preventing children from being abducted on the street, but a new threat has emerged online. It used to be suggested that keeping the family computer in a public area helped parents keep an eye on what their children were doing online, but mobile devices have changed this.
At the Print-A-Thon, children’s finger prints will be taken digitally. The prints, along with a photograph, will be printed on a ID card that parents can fill out with personal information that could help law enforcement locate a missing child. A DNA collection kit, child safety tips, and a 9-piont plan for what to do if your child disappears are also included in the packet.
The Print-A-Thon is this Saturday from 10 to 3 p.m. at the Grass Valley Fire Department Station 2 on Sierra College Drive. Klaas strongly encourages families with children from infants to teens to attend, since the process only takes about a minute. For more information on the event, call Beam Security Systems at 273-5166.